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“Sports development focuses on access to sport and physical activity for people of all ages and abilities”

Sports development aims to improve access to sport and physical activity for people of all ages and abilities, to develop communities through the use of sport and physical activity and to address wider social inclusion agendas. The work is challenging and varied and may include the development of performance sport, community sport and physical activity and/or participation for particular target groups. As an advanced apprentice, you’ll work as a sports development officer, with responsibility for working with local communities to identify the need and demand for new activities, improving access to sport for young people with disabilities or from disadvantaged communities, or supporting initiatives to reduce crime and rehabilitate offenders. Your tasks could include ensuring that resources are used and all available funding is accessed; organising, promoting and running projects; finding and training suitable staff, coaches and volunteers; and much more.

Duration: 12 months

Relevant school subjects: PE

Entry requirements: Disclosure and Barring Service check and likely GCSEs or relevant experience

Achievement upon completion: Level 3 (Advanced)—equivalent to A-levels

Potential salary upon completion: £20,000 per annum

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